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Power profile for segment rigid sail


Atkinson, G and Binns, JR, Power profile for segment rigid sail, Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, 17, (2) pp. 99-105. ISSN 2046-4177 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2017 Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology

DOI: doi:10.1080/20464177.2017.1319997


Rigid sails have the potential to lower fuel consumption on powered ships by using the wind as a supplementary source of propulsive power. The amount of propulsive power that can be provided by each sail is dependent on a number of variables, which include the sail type, sail area and number of sails deployed. Since each type and size of rigid sail has its own performance characteristics, it is difficult to estimate the propulsive power that could be provided by a particular rigid sail and to make comparisons between different rigid sails. To overcome this problem, a rigid sail power profile is proposed. This power profile will outline key performance characteristics and allow comparisons to be made between different types of rigid sails.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rigid sails, commercial shipping, commercial ships
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Transport equipment
Objective Field:Nautical equipment
UTAS Author:Binns, JR (Professor Jonathan Binns)
ID Code:116608
Year Published:2018 (online first 2017)
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-05-15
Last Modified:2018-07-13

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